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Information On Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Cyprus Paradise Customers

Update 09/12/21

Travelling to North Cyprus (via Turkey)

All travellers regardless of their vaccination status visiting the north of Cyprus from the UK must provide a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entry and complete an online Digital Travel Document (TRNC Entry Form) before travel. Where relevant you must upload your negative PCR test result, vaccination certificate bearing a QR code or proof of having previously contracted COVID-19 (in the form of a positive PCR test result obtained 30 – 180 days before the date of arrival). You must also carry printed copies of these documents.

If you have completed the vaccination program and/or previously had COVID-19, you will not be required to quarantine after entry.

Unvaccinated passengers are required to quarantine for 5 days at their residence address or at authority-designated accommodation and will be required to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to entering the north and present a negative result upon entry. They may also be required to undertake a PCR/Antigen test upon entry to the country. The cost of the tests and quarantine accommodation is borne by the passenger. 

Digital Travel Document (TRNC Entry Form)

All travellers visiting North Cyprus by air, sea, land borders from abroad will have to fill in their digital travel documents and set up their records 72 hours before travelling. Creating a Digital Document will be required for people aged 6 years and over.

How to create a Digital Travel Document?

All travellers will have to download the Stay Safe (Guvende Kal) mobile application from Apple Store or Android Market to their smart device, create a Digital Travel Document within the application by clicking ‘TRNC Entry Form’ button, add passenger travel information, vaccination document & PCR test result. Once the form is complete a unique QR code will be generated which will need to be shown digitally upon entry to North Cyprus.

Those who do not have a smart device will have to fill out TRNC Entry Form on the website at www.guvendekalkktc.com They must keep the completed form as a printout when entering North Cyprus.

You should check the latest information on the North Cyprus Government's website before travel.

Travelling with children to North Cyprus

Children under the age of 18 will be able to enter the country with parents who are vaccinated or who have had the disease and in accordance with the PCR test rules above (PCR tests are required for children who are 6 years old and over).

Travelling to North Cyprus (via South Cyprus)

In order to enter via the south of Cyprus, you will need to obtain a Cyprus flight pass, regardless of your vaccination status. You should check the Cyprus Flight Pass website for information on which vaccinations are acceptable, and the length of time which should have elapsed between your final dose and date of travel. In addition to obtaining the Cyprus Flight Pass, passengers are required to carry with them, in hard copy or electronically, copies of these documents. You will be asked to present your flight pass prior to boarding and on arrival at immigration.

If you are unvaccinated or have only had one dose then you must undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure from the UK and provide proof of a negative result. You must then undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Larnaca or Paphos airports. Test results should be available within three hours through the online platform. The cost of both tests is borne by the passenger.

For further information, please check the Cyprus Flight Pass website.

Please then follow the rules above for entering North Cyprus. You should check the latest information on the North Cyprus Government's website before travel.

Travelling to South Cyprus

Travellers with proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations are required to take a PCR test on arrival at the airport in Cyprus. The cost of the test (€15) is borne by the passenger. You must self-isolate in your accommodation until the result is available. You will also need to obtain a Cyprus flight pass

You should check the Cyprus Flight Pass website for information on which vaccinations are acceptable, and the length of time which should have elapsed between your final dose and date of travel. In addition to obtaining the Cyprus Flight Pass, passengers are required to carry with them, in hard copy or electronically, copies of these documents. You will be asked to present your flight pass prior to boarding and on arrival at immigration.

If you are unvaccinated or have only had one dose then you must undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure from the UK and provide proof of a negative result. You must then undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Larnaca or Paphos airports. Test results should be available within three hours through the online platform. The cost of both tests is borne by the passenger. Please note that, as stated under the “Public spaces and services” section of Travel Advice, as of 1 August, to qualify for a Safe Pass, unvaccinated visitors to Cyprus are required to take a PCR or antigen (rapid) test on day 7 following their arrival into the country and then every 72 hours thereafter.

For further information, please check the Cyprus Flight Pass website.

You can check the latest FCO travel advice for Cyprus - Cyprus Foreign Travel Advice.

Travelling with children to South Cyprus

Children who arrive in the Republic of Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from the testing requirement. Unvaccinated children aged 12 or over need to follow the rules above for unvaccinated passengers.

Returning to the UK after visiting Cyprus (if you are fully vaccinated)

Before you travel to England you must:

You will need to enter your COVID-19 test booking reference number on your passenger locator form.

On arrival in England you must:

After you arrive in England you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2. This is the test that you booked before travel.

You can take the test any time after you arrive and before the end of day 2 at the latest. The day you arrive is day 0.

If you will be in England for less than 2 days you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test. You only need to take the test if you are still in England on day 2.

What to do if you are not fully vaccinated:

Before you travel to England – not fully vaccinated

Before you travel to England you must:

Read more about taking a COVID-19 test before you travel to England.

When you arrive in England – not fully vaccinated

After you arrive in England you must:

If you are in England for less than 10 days, you need to quarantine for the time you are here. You need to book day 2 and day 8 travel tests. You only need to take the tests if you are still in England on those days. 

If you need to quarantine, you may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.

When you arrive in England - children

Children aged 4 and under do not have to take any COVID-19 travel tests.

Children aged 12 to 17 must take a COVID-19 test in the 2 days before travel to England.

Children aged 5 to 17 have to follow the testing and quarantine rules for people who qualify as fully vaccinated on arrival in England.

This means that they have to quarantine on arrival and take a PCR test on or before day 2.

More information on the rules for re-entering the UK after travel abroad with children.​

Proving your vaccination status

If you are fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme, you can prove your vaccination status using either:

Paper certificates are also available.

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South Cyprus Links

South Cyprus Government's website

Cyprus Flight Pass website

North Cyprus Links

North Cyprus Government's website

You can also view the announcements on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website or on their Facebook page (which is updated a lot more frequently)

Refund Credit Notes (RCN's)

Existing RCN's - already issued RCN's with an expiry date of 30/09/2022

In conjunction with ATOL and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) it has been decided that existing Cyprus Paradise issued RCN's (refund credit notes) have been extended until 30th September 2022. Your refund credit note can be used towards the cost of a new booking departing anytime up to & including 31st December 2022 and must be redeemed before 30th September 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my refund if my holiday has been cancelled? - As soon as our suppliers have issued your refunds we will then process your refund as soon as possible or before the expiry date of your RCN (Refund Credit Note). 

When am I able to use my RCN up until? - In conjunction with ATOL and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) it has been decided that existing Cyprus Paradise issued RCN's (refund credit notes) have been extended until 30th September 2022. Your refund credit note can be used towards the cost of a new booking departing anytime up to & including 31st December 2022 and must be redeemed before 30th September 2022. 

Am I able to amend my holiday if I am unable to travel? - You can amend your holiday, however you will need to pay any differences in flight costs / accommodation costs, as well as an administration fee of £50 per booking. Selected Turkish Airlines / AnadoluJet bookings can be amended up to 35 days before departure free of charge. If your holiday is cancelled because of COVID, e.g. if the airline cancels the flight, then there is no administration fee to change your booking to a later date, you will be given a Refund Credit Note for use on future bookings.

Can I cancel / change my holiday because I do not want to travel because of COVID? - Disinclination to travel for any reason does not entitle you to a refund. You may be able to change your holiday for an additional fee, please contact our Customer Services Department for further information.  

What happens if the UK, FCO or Cyprus government imposes a new travel ban before I travel? - If the airline cancels the flight because the country you are travelling to moves into a higher category, e.g green to amber, then you can receive an RCN to rebook for a later date or receive a refund if the airline cancels the flight. If the airline has not cancelled your flight, then you need to claim from your travel insurance or rebook for a later date.

What happens if the airline cancels the flights before I am due to travel? - If the airline cancels your flights, you can receive an RCN to rebook for a later date, or if you are unable to travel at a later date, you are entitled to a refund. 

What happens if the UK government change the category whilst I am in Cyprus? - Depending on the length of your stay in Cyprus, the government should give warning before changing the category. You may be able to claim from your travel insurance in order to come home early, or you can contact our Customer Services Department for further information if this situation arises.

Do I need a vaccine to be able to travel? - No you do not need to have been vaccinated in order to travel, you can also travel with negative PCR test results. However quarantine rules may apply if you are unvaccinated. Please check with the FCO for entry requirements and also check the North Cyprus travel rules here

What happens if I have had my vaccine but my children haven’t, can they not travel? - Depending on the airline and their age at the time of departure, children can travel with a negative PCR test. Children under the age of 18 can enter North Cyprus with a fully vaccinated parent by providing a negative PCR test on arrival, with no requirement to quarantine. Please check the rules for individual airlines and also the entry requirements on the FCO website

How do I get a COVID test in the UK? - Please see the UK government list of approved COVID test suppliers

How do I get a COVID test in North / South Cyprus before departure and how much does it cost? - Your Cyprus Paradise representative in-resort will be able to arrange for you a private COVID-19 test in North Cyprus which will comply with UK return requirements. You need to have a printed copy, the result on your phone will not be accepted. For South Cyprus, you will need to call the local authorities for information on testing facilities by calling 1450 or 1412.

Do you offer discounted COVID tests? - Unfortunately, we are unable to offer discounted testing. Please see the UK government list of approved COVID test suppliers above.

Does my travel insurance cover if we cannot travel due to COVID? - Some travel insurance companies offer cover against cancellation or curtailment due to COVID, please check with your insurance company. Alternatively, our preferred partner, Holiday Extras, offers holiday insurance including COVID cover, with 4 different levels of protection available.

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